Panasonic Launches New i-PRO Extreme 360-Degree Cameras
Panasonic iPRO Extreme WV-S4550L
PANASONIC Australia has launched 2 new intelligent 360-degree surveillance cameras featuring the company’s next generation i-PRO Extreme surveillance technology platform.
The new 5-megapixel cameras are aimed at applications such as banking, retail, safe cities and logistics, and serve both security and marketing purposes, with field-upgradability via optional software to offer heat mapping (WV-SAE200) and high-precision people counting (WV-SAE303W).
The i-PRO Extreme platform uses H.265 Smart Coding technology – intelligently increasing bandwidth efficiency so organisations can record for longer while effectively managing data storage costs. To keep mission-critical data highly secure, the cameras support full data encryption streaming out of the box and are compliant with FIPS 140-2 Level 1 standards.
The WV-S4550L weather-resistant outdoor camera and the WV-S4150 indoor camera deliver detailed images with 5MP resolution up to 30 fps, feature Super Dynamic 108dB for backlit situations, and provide clarity from the centre to the rim of the fisheye image with minimal distortion. Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto (iA) monitors scene dynamics and motion to adjust key camera settings automatically in real-time, reducing distortion such as motion blur on moving objects.
“Inbuilt analytics tools such as heat mapping allow the user to identify where people move and stay within an area, while people counting provides statistics,” said Ranjit Sohoni, product marketing manager, security systems at Panasonic. “In a retail context for instance, this can help measure the effectiveness of store layouts or sales promotions or predict high traffic times when additional staff will be needed.”
Importantly, privacy can be protected when required through Panasonic’s people masking technology, which uses an MOR (Moving Object Removal) function to mask moving objects and to also conceal static areas that may be confidential. This ensures that a security system protects employee and customer identity when necessary, while remaining secure. MOR can be deactivated when reviewing footage of any security breach that may have occurred.
The new cameras are available in March from Panasonic distributor BGW Technologies. For more information on Panasonic Security products visit https://business.panasonic.com.au/security-solutions/ or call 132 600.